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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2021.


Bridging Maths explores essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics. This unit is designed to help you to improve your maths skills, build self-confidence, develop logical thinking skills, and encourage good study habits to support independent study. You will have the opportunity to practice fundamental skills before applying your knowledge to solve problems. This unit can help you prepare for further study in business and science related courses and is recommended as a starting point for students who have not studied pre-tertiary mathematics in years 11 & 12.

Topics covered include: order of operations, basic algebra, linear/quadratic/exponential equations, graphical methods and modelling, indices and logarithms, sequences and series, trigonometry, and basic statistics.

Summary 2021

Unit name Bridging Maths
Unit code XAB090
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Jane Stratton, David Vender

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use conventional mathematical notation and terminology
  2. Interpret and explain mathematical ideas and information in a range of formats
  3. Identify and apply appropriate mathematical techniques in order to problem solve independently
  4. Identify and apply the skills needed to be an effective independent learner of mathematics



Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 1 hour online tutorial per week; 2 hour online workshop per week.

Off Campus students are encouraged to participate in live online teaching activities.


AT1:  Study Skills (20%)

AT2: Skills Check Quizzes (10%)

AT3: Written Assignments (30%)

AT4: Final Exam (40%)

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